The doubts and rumors about the Copa América dispute do not cease. In the last hours, Conmebol announced that it received a strict protocol from the Argentine government for the tournament to be played entirely in its country. But, in addition to the definition of the venues, there is the issue linked to the vaccination of the footballers who will be part of the tournament.
The highest body of South American football sent a letter to the Federations to comply with the procedure of vaccinating players to stop the advance of Covid-19.
The vice president of the AUF, Gastón Tealdi, revealed that only six federations withdrew the vaccines donated by Conmebol and one of them, Peru, announced that it will not vaccinate its squad.
“We received the communication yesterday (Thursday) and the tone of the note is quite imperative, so one thinks that Conmebol when it establishes that communication to each Federation is a mandate. Each Federation has to take the measures in order to comply. We were the first to start working on the logistics of vaccination but there are countries that are not ready, there are others that are not allowed to enter this Chinese vaccine, Sinovac, others such as Brazil have regulations where, when a vaccine enters, it must be mandatory. go to the health system first, ”Tealdi said in a statement to the” 100% Sports “program of Sport.
The vice president of the AUF said that: “Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador were the six federations that collected the vaccines. What Conmebol asks is that (those who do not accept to vaccinate their players are Sinovac) at least make arrangements with their country to have at least one dose of another vaccine “.
Asked if the position of Peru, of not wanting to vaccinate its players to give priority to the population, can determine that it is out of the competition, Tealdi replied that he did not believe that this situation would be reached.
The players of the Uruguayan National Team began to be vaccinated and the second dose will be received when they return from the Copa América.
Copa Américabr> Venues When talking about the rumors of possible changes of the Copa América venue, Tealdi expressed.
“There is a technical group of Conmebol that has managed the different alternatives that are being studied, but what we understand is that there is no decision made and on Monday Conmebol will make a decision if the headquarters that was planned in Colombia will definitely go to Chile. or it is played in Argentina. It is clear that we are with the short times and beyond Monday or Tuesday it cannot take long to make a decision ”.